Wales, Louisa Sarah (nee Buddery) (1850-1907)

Transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Arthur Wood

Our Temple Church at Great Yarmouth has recently lost a very devoted worker by the death of Mrs. D. Wales, who entered into rest October 19th, 1907. Her life in Yarmouth was like a gracious river of helpfulness. In her the poor, the sorrowing, the fallen, the misunderstood, found a sympathetic and practical friend. Her goodness was quiet and unostentatious. What service she rendered men and women in this town in her own quiet way cannot be tabulated on earth, as the many letters her bereaved husband has received testify.

However practical was her help her Christianity was first spiritual. God was a great reality to her. He had done great things for her and out of her sense of gratitude and responsibility she served others. Her mother, Mrs. Buddery, a woman whose name is revered by all who knew her, was her ideal, her pattern as far as human nature could be. The mother’s goodness bore a rich fruitage in the life of her daughter.

Her devotion to the Temple was intense and incessant. She became a member of the Temple in her earliest years. Her regularity at the services and especially at the Sacramental service was a very noticeable feature of her Christian life. Her influence for good seemed at its height when she was smitten with disease, and ultimately with death. Her life compels our admiration. Many were the deserts turned into gardens and many were the bitter waters sweetened by the flowing of her Christian life. She passed away full of confidence. The prospect was “bright,” she said. “Mother’s faith, mother’s God, mother’s heaven” were among her last words. The Christ she “had served failed her not.” Underneath were the everlasting arms. A memorial service was conducted by the writer in the Temple on Sunday evening, November 3rd. We expect to meet this devoted servant of our King again in the Mansions of Heaven.

Family

Louisa was born abt1850 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, to parents Robert, a general carter (1851), and Louisa.

She married Durrant Dutchman Wales (1839-1916), a gun maker (1901), on 2 May 1871 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Census returns identify one child.

  • Louisa Sarah (1874-1962) – married George Healey Meakin, an accountant (1911), in 1898

Louisa died on 19 October 1907 at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

References

Primitive Methodist Magazine 1908/157

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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